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Saccone concedes 18th district race in phone call to Lamb

Rick Saccone on Wednesday conceded last week’s special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, putting an end to an eight-day stretch of meticulous recounts and talk of a Republican challenge.

In a statement provided to the Post-Gazette from his campaign, Mr. Saccone said he spoke with Democrat Conor Lamb on Wednesday afternoon.

“This afternoon, I spoke to Mr. Lamb, conceding the race in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District and congratulating him on his victory,” Mr. Saccone said. “While there are less than 800 votes separating us, the people of the 18th District deserve to have a voice representing them in Congress.”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-local/2018/03/21/Conor-Lamb-Rick-Saccone-conceded-18-district-special-election-pa-congress/stories/201803210227